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Updated Test Information:
The Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 Assay is a real-time PCR (RT-PCR) in vitro diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 from individuals who meet COVID-19 clinical and/or epidemiological criteria. In general, SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be detected during the acute phase of infection.
Nasopharyngeal (NP), Nasal Mid Turbinate (NMT), Nasal (Nares) and Oropharyngeal (OP) swab in approved transport media:
After collection, specimens must be stored at 2°C to 8° C up to 72 hours.
If over 72 hours, specimens must be stored at ≤ -70° C.
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Improper or inadequate patient identification, specimen in expired or incorrect collection vials. Vials with no swab present or vials with incorrect swab type used. Vials that have leaked into the specimen bag will also be rejected.
24-48 hours after receipt at the laboratory
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Incyte authorization is required prior to sending to the laboratory. Please contact Client Services (509) 892-2700.